Get-tough policies fail in war against drugs
So readers advacate even more draconian measures
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Solve this problem overnight. Ban any drug addict access to free NHS treatment. Make it illegal for any taxpayer money to be spent on anything to do with illegal drug taking. This hasn't been tried so let's give it a go. We might then have money left over to spend. Every drug addict has the same choice as me. I choose not to use illegal drugs, so my taxes should not be used to make life easy for those who BECOME DRUG ADDICTS.
- Keith Jones, Hartlepool, Cleveland
Yes matew when you get mugged or your house get broken into by a addict ..you ll wish the UK had a free heroin program backed by the nhs
Lock all drug users and pushers up and keep them in solitary confinement until they are clean from the drug and if that takes a lifetime then so be it.
- John, Surrey
Leaches cure cancer aswell john you plank...and are prisons are full up anyway and are like the Hilton...
Two points: Firstly, we do not and never have had a "get tough" drugs policy. Mandatory death sentence for drug pushers is tough, being locked up with other users and an apparently endless supply of drugs doesn't seem tough to me.
Secondly, given that our Police will do anything to avoid offending our ethnic cousins, the fact that "Enforcement action has a "disproportionate" impact on certain ethnic communities, notably black people, who are arrested and imprisoned for drug offences at higher rates than white" might suggest to the simple minded such as I that these people are at the root of the problem!
- Tony, Doha, Qatar
Ethnic cousins??????? so drugs are the fault of blacks and asians...words fail me..
Make all drugs legal and regulated. Many drug deaths are due to impurities cut into the drugs to bulk them up. Trials have been done and proved successful. A lot of drug addicts get others hooked so they can sell to them and pay for there own addiction. Legalisation would break this cycle, and also a lot of the crime associated with drug use. It would also allow addicts to get jobs and lead a relatively normal life.
We have been loosing the drugs war since 1968, at great expense. Should we fight on for another 39?
- N, Stoke, UK
One sensible comment get through in the name of fair and balanced reporting...